Saturday, October 25, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Big Pink Star

Giant Pink Star quilt

This is my entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival Home Machine Quilted Category!

Quilting detail

I made this quilt for a client in celebration of beating breast cancer.  She requested a big pink star and some small pink ribbons and let me have creative license over the rest.

Quilted feather filling a triangle space.

I was drawn to encircling the star, and then added the big feathers--each feather is 18" inches long!

Large double quilted feathers.

The star is quilted with big peacock style and the surrounding feathers are big billowy type.

Quilted peacock feather detail.

I added a circle around each ribbon and filled it with pebbles so the ribbon would pop out.

Quilted pink ribbon 1.

Quilted pink ribbon 2.
Back of pink ribbons.

 For the rest of the quilt I quilted a dense loop-di-loop.  It was very time consuming! But I love the glowing effect it gave the quilt and how it gives the quilts a dusty pink feel.

All over quilted loops!

Back of quilt.

Quilt Stats:
Size: 83" x 88"
Quilted by me on a Janome 6300
Thread: Aurifil Blossom Pink (#2530)
Fabric: Kona Oyster, various pinks from and Sketch Widescreen on the back.

This quilt just glows with all that beautiful Aurifil thread!


  1. It certainly is quite an achievement to have completed this one on your home sewing machine.

  2. My goodness. That pink on white is just gorgeous!

  3. You are so right about this one glowing, Renee. I love how this one turned out.

  4. Nice!! I really love the encircling approach on the star. And I really need to get over myself and try some high-contrast thread in quilting. It's so effective!

  5. Great entry and a fabulous celebration quilt. Love how the quilting makes a relief ribbon on the back. Good luck with the festival.

  6. Oh, you did such a beautiful job!

  7. amazing! love the quilting and its so inspiring!